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Who doesn’t love robots? Most of us only get to see them in TV or movies, but if you’re lucky, you might get to work with them every day, and even be in a position to help other people learn to love robots as much as you do. For Thomas Eng, an engineer at Manchester, New Hampshire-based US FIRST, he gets to share his joy for robotics with young people around the world.
At the recent Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon) in Boston, I presented “Developer Journey into the Internet of Things (IoT),” to software developers contemplating the move into building for IoT. I want to share with you some of the highlights from that keynote session.
Here’s a guest post from Ken Johnson, national director for First Tech Challenge. FTC is a program of local events in which students in grades 7 through 12 design, build and program robots to compete against other teams. This year’s kickoff is on September 12, when FTC’s “Sport for the Mind” extends to software development on Android and the Snapdragon™ processor.
What are you doing to create the next generation of developers?
Video processing. Computer vision.
You can handle tasks like these on the CPU, but with a powerful and efficient Hexagon™ 680 DSP in the chipset, why would you want to?
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